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1098-T Frequently Asked Questions

An email will be sent to your Clayton State University email address when the 1098-T is available. You may view and download your 1098-T through the TSC1098-T webpage.

You will need the following information:

  • Site ID: 11482
  • Username: Student ID (900#)
  • (1st Year receiving a 1098T from Clayton State - Password: Last four digits of social security number (Your password will need to be changed upon your first login)
  • Returning Students - Your password is what you created previously. (If you do not remember your password, please click the ‘Forgot Password’ link.

The 1098-T form, also referred to as the "Tuition Statement", is a statement that colleges and universities are required to issue to certain students. It provides the total amount paid by the student for what is referred to as qualified tuition and related expenses (or “QTRE”) in a single tax year.

The 1098-T form contains information pertaining to the calendar year (January 1st-December 31st).

Payments made on or after January 1st of the current tax year are not reported on the prior year form 1098-T. 

Non-qualified charges include books, housing, meal plans, health fee, insurance, or parking fees or costs. Other examples of non-qualified charges include expenses incurred for a course to enhance job skills, improve language skills, or study abroad, unless a degree program requires studying abroad.

Eligible or qualified charges are in-state or out-of-state tuition charges required for a student to be enrolled at or attend Clayton State University and receive academic credit for the completion of course work leading to a degree. Certain fees are also qualified charges, including athletic, student activity, technology fees.

Beginning in 2012, VA Benefits received under the Post 9/11 GI Bill are now reported as scholarships on the 1098-T form in Box 5. Although VA benefits are not considered a resource when need is calculated, the IRS has recently defined Box 5 to include payments received from governmental entities. The definition of Box 5 is:

The total amount of any scholarships or grants administered and processed during the calendar year for the payment of the student's costs of attendance. Scholarships and grants generally include all payments received from 3rd parties (excluding family members and loan proceeds). This includes payments received from governmental and private entities such as the Department of Defense, civic, and religious organizations, and nonprofit entities.

For more information, you may access About Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement | Internal Revenue Service (

Any further questions can be directed to a representative in the Bursar's Office via email at: or phone @ 678-466-4295. You may also want to consider viewing the following Web sites for more detailed information:

Clayton State University is not authorized to offer any personal tax advice. Please address all questions and concerns regarding personal tax matters to a tax consultant/advisor or the IRS directly @ 1-800-829-1040.